Established in 1997 to galvanize volunteerism on a regular basis, A Time to Help stages monthly projects to aid the needy and promote unity in metro Detroit.

Since then, more than 200 monthly projects have been completed by thousands of volunteers, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.

Mitch Albom and WJR co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project, usually held on Saturdays between 9AM – noon. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all, and there are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.

Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at

A Time to Help Motown Soup Take 2

A Time to Help Motown Soup Take 2

We’re back! For the second time this year, ATTH will be helping stock up the store room at Motown Soup, the all-volunteer nonprofit that produces and packages dry soups and other mixes to raise funds for the needy. Motown Soup requested our team of volunteers  to return in part because of how quickly and efficiently we completed March’s project: In three hours, ATTH produced and packaged 1,420 mixes, which beat our 2018 effort of 1,200 (not that we’re counting!)

All proceeds from the sale of Motown Soup products benefit homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries. For the last two years, SAY Detroit’s food program at its SAY Play Center has been a benefit of Motown  Soup funding.

Date: Saturday, October 12

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clean-up begins at 11:30 a.m.

Where: 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica, MI. 48317, (corner of Hall Road and Van Dyke), in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church| Map

Parking: Free parking in lot adjacent to building.

Attire/Other Info:

All volunteers will be outfitted in aprons, hair nets/caps and food safety gloves on location. Please wear comfortable shoes as most stations are standing. Please don’t attend if you’re sick on the morning of the project (you can easily unregister through CERVIS at All volunteers are welcome to “shop’’ for products after the event in Motown Soup’s store.

Volunteers Needed: 35

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A Time to Help Delivers Buckets of Sunshine

A Time to Help Delivers Buckets of Sunshine

Volunteers weeded, cleaned garden beds, planted and do other light chores at Buckets of Rain, which provides fresh produce for the homeless and hungry and SAY Clinic’s patients.

Clean-Up At Cass Community Refreshes, Lifts Spirits

Clean-Up At Cass Community Refreshes, Lifts Spirits

DETROIT — It was spring cleaning, A Time to Help style. For nearly three hours Saturday, more than two dozen A Time to Help volunteers worked to help transform Cass Community Social Services’ cluttered warehouse into a more-organized space. The end result was a site...

Assembling Hope At Motown Soup

Assembling Hope At Motown Soup

UTICA — Another project. Another record. A Time To Help volunteers have long considered Motown Soup one of their favorite projects of the year. Saturday was no different. The Utica-based all-volunteer nonprofit, which produces and packages dry soups and other mixes to...

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